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Awards

  • 2012 - Maggies: The Magazine Awards of Western Publishing

    "Shadow Dwellers"

  • 2012 - Arizona Press Club Awards

    "Hindsight"

  • 2012 - National Council on Crime and Delinquency/Prevention for a Safer Society Award, published January 20, 2011

    "Unbalanced"

  • 2010 - Arizona Press Club Awards, published October 8, 2009

    "Saving Alex"

  • 2010 - Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism, published October 8, 2009

    "Saving Alex"

  • 2010 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published October 8, 2009

    "Saving Alex"

  • 2010 - National Council on Crime and Delinquency/Prevention for a Safer Society Award, published November 5, 2009

    "Losing Erica"

  • 2010 - Maggies: The Magazine Awards of Western Publishing, published November 5, 2009

    "Losing Erica"

  • 2010 - National Mental Health Association Media Awards, published November 5, 2009

    "Losing Erica"

  • 2010 - Arizona Press Club Awards, published November 5, 2009

    "Losing Erica"

  • 2010 - Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism, published November 5, 2009

    "Losing Erica"

  • 2010 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published November 5, 2009

    "Losing Erica"

  • 2010 - National Council on Crime and Delinquency/Prevention for a Safer Society Award, published December 17, 2009

    "Suicidal Tendencies"

  • 2010 - Maggies: The Magazine Awards of Western Publishing, published December 17, 2009

    "Suicidal Tendencies"

  • 2010 - National Mental Health Association Media Awards, published December 17, 2009

    "Suicidal Tendencies"

  • 2010 - Arizona Press Club Awards, published December 17, 2009

    "Suicidal Tendencies"

  • 2010 - Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism, published December 17, 2009

    "Suicidal Tendencies"

  • 2010 - National Council on Crime and Delinquency/Prevention for a Safer Society Award, published October 8, 2009

    "Saving Alex"

  • 2010 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published December 17, 2009

    "Suicidal Tendencies"

  • 2010 - Maggies: The Magazine Awards of Western Publishing, published October 8, 2009

    "Saving Alex"

  • 2010 - National Mental Health Association Media Awards, published October 8, 2009

    "Saving Alex"

  • 2009 - Maggies: The Magazine Awards of Western Publishing, published September 11, 2008

    "Mommy Dearest"

  • 2009 - Maggies: The Magazine Awards of Western Publishing, published August 7, 2008

    "Postmodern McCain"

  • 2009 - Arizona Press Club Awards, published August 7, 2008

    "Postmodern McCain"

  • 2009 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published October 16, 2008

    "Love the War, Neglect the Warrior"

  • 2009 - Arizona Press Club Awards, published August 14, 2008

    "The Daily Show"

  • 2007 - National Council on Crime and Delinquency/Prevention for a Safer Society Award, published November 2, 2006

    "Teenage Wasteland"

  • 2006 - Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards, published November 25, 2004

    "Up the Down Staircase"

2002 Stories by Amy Silverman

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  • Free at Last

    published December 26, 2002

    On a recent Wednesday evening, Paul Hewitson dressed up in a neatly pressed gray suit and a western-cut white shirt, and headed out to dinner at... More >>

  • The Fix Is In

    published December 12, 2002

    Charity work isn't supposed to be about fame and fortune -- unless you're Susan Heywood, czarina of the Scratch & Sniff Awards. Scratch & Sniff --... More >>

  • Biltmore Builds More

    published November 7, 2002

    Maurine Karabatsos can't get a line from an old Joni Mitchell song out of her head. "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot," she says,... More >>

  • Smoking Section

    published October 31, 2002

    A small ad on the letters page of New Times "Seeking Secret Pot Smokers" brought dozens of responses from marijuana users eager to talk... More >>

  • Money for Nothing

    published October 24, 2002

    The Spike smells fall. The shelves at Walgreens are stocked with candy corn, and every intersection in town is blocked with big, ugly signs... More >>

  • Gross Negligence?

    published October 17, 2002

    The family of a boy who died in the custody of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections has filed a claim against the state for $20 million.... More >>

  • Pet Peeve

    published October 10, 2002

    Two founding members of a beleaguered animal charity have disassociated themselves from the organization. John Teets -- former head of Dial,... More >>

  • The Big Stink

    published September 26, 2002

    Susan and Bill Heywood put Mister Laguna, their red poodle, to sleep on Groundhog Day, 1996. Most people honor a pet's death with a few tears. The... More >>

  • Primary Post-Mortem

    published September 19, 2002

    Before the September 10 primary, The Spike thought it would be fun to devote this week's column to all the wackos who lost the election. A parting... More >>

  • Animal Crackers

    published August 22, 2002

    The other day, The Spike grabbed a bag of pork rinds and sat down to read Dominion, the forthcoming book by presidential speechwriter and... More >>

  • Second Cup

    published August 8, 2002

    A favorite Valley coffee house has closed and reopened in a new location — a little smaller, a little sterile, but still serving lattes and... More >>

  • A Deadly Game?

    published August 1, 2002

    An internal investigation into the death of a child in the custody of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections concludes that the boy... More >>

  • The Hanging

    published July 25, 2002

    The kid had slashed himself with a razor-sharp rock up and down his arm, at least 20 times. Maybe 30. Horizontal cuts on the inside of his wrist,... More >>

  • Old Glory

    published July 4, 2002

    Gary Peter Klahr is eating. He grabs half a tuna melt in both hands and mows through it like a hamster, then shovels hash browns onto his fork... More >>

  • Federal Inquiry

    published June 27, 2002

    The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating conditions at the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, ADJC Director David Gaspar announced... More >>

  • The Last Days of Gold Bar

    published May 30, 2002

    Jeff Newton is looking for office space. Nothing fancy, just a table and chairs, a good desk lamp and a caramel double-shot latte waiting when he... More >>

  • Dying Young

    published April 18, 2002

    A boy who died in an apparent suicide at an Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections facility was locked in his cell for more than a week at a... More >>

  • Tuesdays with Si

    published April 18, 2002

    Every Tuesday evening, Paul Hamra leaves his jewelry store in Scottsdale and drives across town to Si Kenig's house in central Phoenix for his... More >>

  • The Merry Revolutionary

    published March 7, 2002

    Clint Bolick is cheerful. Not cheerful in the toys-all-over-your-desk, high-five-your-co-workers-at-the-copy-machine way. He's truly... More >>

  • Burned

    published February 14, 2002

    One morning not long ago, several firefighters gathered around a kitchen table to lament their impending old age. It's a lot tougher to slide... More >>

  • Drinking Problem

    published February 7, 2002

    People who live in the big homes that line the Arizona Biltmore golf course recently spent several weeks brushing their teeth and making ice for... More >>

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